July 1, 2016
|Last Year Celebrated on||17 July 2015|
|Present Year will be celebrated on||1 July 2016|
|Next Tear will be celebrated on||Date to be announced|
Jamat Ul-Vida is the last Friday in the month of Ramadan before Eid-ul-Fitr. It is also known as Jumu’ah. Jumu’ah is an Arabic word whose meaning is “gathering” while Widaa means “farewell”. Jamat Ul-Vida(Friday) is the day on which Muslim men & women attend the assembly to offer mid day prayers. Women may attend, but are not obligated. It is specified in Quran as ”O you who have believed, when the adhan is called for the prayer on the day of Jumu’ah, then proceed to the remembrance of Allah and leave trade. That is better for you, if you only knew.” Prophet Mohammad had also stated that those people who offer prayer to God in early morning will get rewarded by Almighty. All their sins will be forgiven if they perform the Friday Namaaz regularly.
Some Muslims believe that it is the second holiest day of the month of Ramadan and one of the most important days of the year. Some Muslims gave a big part of their day on Jamat Ul-Vida doing ibadah.
How it is celebrated?
Muslims celebrate this day by reciting Quran (Islamic holy book). They also offer special prayers and do lots of social works in order to get blessings from the almighty Allah. People get involved in the charity work; they feed the poor and helpless people and pray to God for reward for their good deeds.
More than thousands of Muslim people gathered to celebrate Jamat-ul-Vida festival, to offer the last prayer of the Ramzan month. It is celebrated in the mosques of the city by offering prayer for the peace, success and harmony in the world. People are encouraged by the priest to follow holy Quran throughout the life to get salvation and forgiveness. They prepare delicious feasts and enjoy the meal with the family members, children, neighbors and friends.